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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffPaulForrest Date: Mar 1, 2007 9:17am
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Your Explanation for Deleted Files is Unacceptable

OK. Hold on.
We are working on getting these back up if we can. We encode everything as MPEG format (as far as my limited technical scope is concerned) through deriving processes. If you'd like a really detailed explaination, send in an email and I'll see who I can poke about it.
I'm actually not being obtuse. I'm not brushing you off. Or anyone. This was not meant to be such a deal. When we found out a user downloaded the footage, we pulled it. As we do when people download items that are not posted for downloading.
We, as an organization, do not censor. If you doubt us, please take a look at what we have. In the Iraq war collection, which we have received a lot of grief over, we have a wide range of footage.
We are well aware that people are viewing them. More power to you! That's not our beef at all.
I'm a bit flabergasted that we are really being accused of censorship. You obviously haven't spent much time here if you really believe it.
We are an institution for the public. We take this very seriously. That's why I am taking the time to respond to everyone who writes.
These are valid concerns and we are taking this matter seriously. No obtuse answers. The TV Archive is in beta mode, not in live mode. Since this footage was so important, we decided to offer it in streaming format, even though we haven't worked through the TV Archive yet. Someone abused this, and so we have to do what we do when that happens. The content had been up for some time before someone did this. I'm sorry this comes out like a conspiracy. It's not. Simple as that.
Sometimes the truth is rather simple. Someone abused the items, we are working out how to offer them again. Not obtuse, just clear.

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Poster: Steve Nordby Date: Mar 1, 2007 4:35pm
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Your Explanation for Deleted Files is Unacceptable

I want to start by thanking PaulForrest for his answers. Really. I love what the IA does. But I don't understand this:

"When we found out a user downloaded the footage, we pulled it. As we do when people download items that are not posted for downloading."

Certainly the IA knows from server logs that not just "a" user, but many users downloaded the video. But if that video was not for the public, how or why was it on a public server? Should not the original, unaltered video be available? Is it a bandwidth issue? Certainly it is not just "streaming" versus a download, because every third grader knows how to save a streaming video, don't they.

But now that the original, unaltered, 1GB mpeg2 BBC video is "in the wild" on bit torrent from those that did download it, I'd suggest visiting your favorite torrent tracker if you want it.

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Poster: rastamon Date: Mar 1, 2007 5:08pm
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Your Explanation for Deleted Files is Acceptable

On a sidenot- MrRatt, I'm sure I could upload Benjamin Netanyahu or Ann Coulter speeches here -if I followed guidelines.
Then there is the anti-free speech scum in Berkeley who would'nt allow them to speak.
I'm glad you're not one of them.
Viva www.protestwarrior.com

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Poster: the ratt Date: Mar 2, 2007 10:57am
Forum: forums Subject: ?

I have no idea what this even means, so it makes it hard to respond to you. Is it sarcasm? It is an insult? I was under the assumption from other posts that you were all for the official explanation of 9/11 and anything else falls into the "tin-hat" category. Very mature, developed argument, by the way (that is sarcasm). I am very much in favor of free speech, even when I don't agree with it. I admit I was wrong about the IA since they put the footage back up. Considering the amount of censorship that has been going on with Google, YouTube and Digg on this very issue, I was suspicious to say the least. For now, my "conspiratorial" ire has subsided when it comes to the IA.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Mar 1, 2007 5:24pm
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Your Explanation for Deleted Files is Acceptable

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